Later Stuart Tracts

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George Atherton Aitken
A. Constable and Company, 1903 - English literature - 404 pages

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Page 119 - Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The Devil always builds a chapel there: And 'twill be found upon examination, The latter has the largest congregation.
Page 106 - I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, saying, Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.
Page xx - A Review of the Affairs of France, and of all Europe, as influenced by that Nation...
Page 282 - Women, in my observation, have little or no difference in them, but as they are or are not distinguished by education. Tempers, indeed, may in some degree influence them, but the main distinguishing part is their Breeding. The whole sex are generally quick and sharp. I believe, I may be allowed to say, generally so : for you rarely see them lumpish and heavy, when they are children ; as boys will often be. If a woman be well bred, and taught the proper management of her natural wit ; she proves generally...
Page xvi - Spain, and that with offers of very good commissions. But Providence, which had other work for me to do, placed a secret aversion in my mind to quitting England upon any account, and made me refuse the best offers of that kind, to be concerned with some eminent persons at home in proposing ways and means to the government, for raising money to supply the occasions of the war then newly begun.
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Page xxvii - John Bull in his Senses : being the Second Part of Law is a Bottomless Pit. — Printed from a manuscript found in the cabinet of the famous Sir Humphrey Polesworth.
Page 7 - For instead of using only comparative and superlative words, and intellectual arguments, I have taken the course (as a specimen of the Political Arithmetick 1 have long aimed at) to express myself in terms of number, weight or measure; to use only arguments of sense; and to consider only such causes as have visible foundations in nature...
Page 201 - Church : this is such a way of converting people as was never known ! This is selling them a liberty to transgress, for so much money ! If it be not a crime, why don't we give them full license ? and if it be, no price ought to compound for the committing of it ! for that is selling a liberty to people to sin against GOD and the Government...
Page 124 - These are the heroes that despise the Dutch, And rail at new-come foreigners so much, Forgetting that themselves are all derived From the most scoundrel race that ever lived...

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